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Majicians’ Journey – The Prohpecy

Majicians' Journey - The Prophecy

Majicians' Journey - The Prophecy

As promised, here’s a small review of the book. It was rather fast reading and I finished up the last few chapters last night before sleeping.

This is the first book in a series to come, in fact it is the first book ever published, to my knowledge, from the author, David Scherer.

David is an acquaintance of mine, it is only fair to tell you that since it probably colored my opinion of the book a bit. Never the less I’d still say it is definitely worth reading.

The book would best fit under fantasy, it has magic in it; in the book referenced as majick.

The story revolves around three young men; Mica, Kai and Matthias. We get to know them shortly before they get their rites and evolve from students to masters in the world of majick.

As they get their rites, something strange happens to them, something that hasn’t happened for many many years, it was even thought to be just a legend among the elders.

This is the start of the adventure, their destiny has been formed, and although they are given a formal chance to chose if they want to accept the destiny, they know all to well it is not really their choice to make.

This book, The Prophecy, is only the beginning of a dangerous journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Majicians’ Journey

An acquaintance of mine, David Scherer, has written a book that is scheduled for release later this year. The book is called Majician’s Journey.

Earlier this month he announced the art work for the book to be done, and since he also announced that the book is gonna be released in an overseeable future I figured I’d make a note here as well, I think the book will be good reading, the first two chapters sure seem promising.

David put up the first drafts for the first two chapters on his blog around a year ago. For various reasons I never really got around to reading them sooner.

If you are interested in checking it out, the first couple chapters can be found at his blog Melpomene – Tragic muse.

UPDATE: Realease date have been set, the book will be available at stores on December 20th. There’s also an facebook page for the book.

UPDATE 2: The book is now released and can be purchased through (direct link here).

Information about the book, and its author, can also be found at:

Yes I know, I am shamelessly advertising the book, without even having read it 🙂

Got a copy of the book on a long journey from US to Sweden, estimated time of arrival would be March 10, little over a month from when I ordered it. It is an insane delivery time, but at least it should be on the way now.

A proper review will be posted once I have actually read it.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The lost Symbol by Dan Brown

I bought the book a while back, and eventually got around to reading it.

This time professor Langdon is asked to come to Washington to hold a lecture at the United States Capitol, supposedly by his old friend Peter Solomon. When Langdon calls Peter to confirm the details, he can only reach Peters assistance who says that a private plane will pick him up, and that Peter asked him to tell Langdon to bring the small package he is safe keeping for Peter.

Langdon arrives at the Capitol in the last minute, but finds only an empty hall without audience where he was told the lecture would be held. Soon after the severed right hand of Peter Solomon is discovered in the Capitols dome, pointing upwards to the fresco The Apotheosis of Washington. Upon closer examination Langdon discovers that Peters hand has been tattooed, with symbols that holds an ancient meaning.

This story focuses on Freemasonry, where Peter is a member of the 33rd degree. Peter has been kidnapped by the villain Mal’akh, who demands that Langdon unlock the Ancient Mysteries in return for Solomon’s life. Read the rest of this entry »

Gravedigger’s daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

Had it been a movie I’m sure it would fall under drama, but as far as I know there’s no such dividing up books. Except a few exceptions, like crime story, fantasy and possibly some other as well. Apart from that everything else seem to fall under the label fiction.

However this one is not pure fictional, it is partly based the story of Joyce’s grandmothers life.

It’s the late 30’s, the German-jewish family Schwart arrives in New York, they are on the run from the nazists. The main character of the book, Rebecca Schwart is born on the ship, In New Yorks harbour, automatically becoming a US citizen, and the only one that doesn’t need a visa or passport. Her father kept saying “You are born here, you will be ok”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sjöjungfrun (The mermaid) by Camilla Läckberg

I just finished up reading the book a couple hours ago. It was a very good crime story, a murdered man turns up frozen into the ice. The man is the one who went missing 3 months earlier, he walked out of the house heading towards work, but never got there.

Once he has been found it is obvious he was killed, probably the same day he went missing. The police now has a murder to solve.

The police is trying really hard to figure out why, and who did it. And along the way they learn that the new village celebrity, Christian Thydell, a writer who just released his debut book has been threatened. Christian is also a friend of the victim. Soon they start working with the theory the two events are related, witch means the writer and his family are in danger as well. Read the rest of this entry »